Military and Veteran Services and Resources
We are here to help
All students attending COTC have services and resources available to them on campus, online and in our communities. Some services and resources are specific to you, our military and veteran students.
Student Success Center
COTC has success coaches, a Student Resource Center, testing and tutoring services available for all students. Success coaches can help with time management, study skills, and more. The Student Resource Center can help connect students to community resources related to things like food insecurity, housing, transportation and childcare challenges and needs. Testing is available for students who may need testing accommodations and/or for students who need to take a make-up exam. Tutoring is free and offered to help students who may find a class or subject challenging. To learn more, visit the Student Success Center webpage.
The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning Services is available to assist students and alumni. The office provides individualized career planning and consultation with job search strategies, labor market information, assistance in preparing quality resumes and cover letters, help in developing effective interviewing skills, information on employers’ expectations, and career assessment for undecided students. To learn more, visit the Career Development webpage.
COTC has counseling services available for all students. Appointments are recommended and contact information is available by clicking on a counselor’s name, or for more information, visit the Counseling Services webpage.
- Charles DePriest
Licensed Mental Health Therapist
- Megan Hughett
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- Stephayne Harris
Licensed Independent Social Worker
The Office of Disability Services supports students through a review and approval process for students to access a variety of free services, including, but not limited to:
- Academic accommodations such as testing and exam support, lecture and note taking help, and assistance with access to course materials.
- Assistive technologies such as screen readers, recording devices, or specially formatted course materials.
- Consultations for disability support specialists.
- Authorization to have a comfort animal on campus.
If you feel that you would benefit from, or are in need of these types of support services, you are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Disability Services at 740-364-9578.
Local Veteran Resources:
Licking County Veterans Service Commission
935 Buckeye Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: 740.670.5430, Fax: 740.670.5434
Veteran’s Administration Newark Community Based Outpatient (Clinic)
1855 W Main St, Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.8329, Toll Free 888.615.9448 ext. 5900, Fax: 614.257.5903
Licking County Coalition for Housing SSVF
Licking County SSVF
Coshocton County Veterans Service Commission
318 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: 740.622.2313 Fax: 740.623.6507
Knox County Veterans Service Office
411 Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740.393.6742, Fax: 740.393.6741
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
- Veterans Crisis Line - If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1.800.273.8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
- For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
- VA Mental Health Services Guide - This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
- MakeTheConnection.net - information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
- Download VA’s self-help apps - Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
- PTSD Coach Online - A series of online video coaches will guide you through 17 tools to help you manage stress. PTSD Coach Online is used on a computer, rather than a mobile device, and therefore can offer tools that involve writing.
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) - Request a Peer Mentor
- VA Women Veterans Call Center - Call or text 1.855.829.6636 (M-F 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET)
- VA Caregiver Support Line - Call 1.855.260.3274 (M-F 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET)
- Together We Served -Find your battle buddies through unit pages
- American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network - Peer Support and Mentoring
- George W. Bush Institute - Need help or want to talk? Check In or call: 1.630.522.4904 or email: email@example.com
- Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes - Join the Community
- Team Red, White & Blue - Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.
- Student Veterans of America - Find a campus chapter to connect with.
- Team Rubicon - Find a local support squad.
Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services
Ohio Means Job
Veterans Families Volunteers of America Ohio and Indiana
Volunteers of America Ohio and Indiana
Veterans Helping Veterans
Ohio Veterans NOW (Neuromodulation – Operation Wellness)
State of Ohio
Military Members and Their Families
Community Resources: Food, Housing, Employment Needs and More
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Resources
- US Dept of Veterans Affairs va.gov
- RallyPoint - Talk to other Veterans online. Discuss: What are your feelings as the Taliban reclaim Afghanistan after 20 years of US involvement?
- Help for Homeless Veterans – Call 877.424.3838, https://www.va.gov/homeless/nationalcallcenter.asp